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Former Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died at the age of 97. :(
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Maybe we should not be surprised, but a shame anyway.
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Very sad to see him pass. I know it's not a major surprise, but the end of an era. He was the voice of Formula One for me with James Hunt when I was growing up, and by all accounts a really decent man.
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I liked the story he told about staying in a guesthouse on the Isle of Man with his dad, probably in the 1930's. He said that one of the top riders was staying in the room next door, and under the ill-fitting doors, in the evening, they could hear him arguing over the price, with a prostitute !
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All the f1 moments i remember have murray walkers commentary over them
Mansell losing a tyre and missing out on the championship at adelaide, senna crashing into prost at suzuka, hill winning the championship at suzuka, martin brundle up in the air in the jordan at adelaide, mika hakkinnens crash that put him in a coma, sennas death at imola, berger in the ferrari that burst into flames at imola, the list goes on and on.
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His partnership with Brundle was perfect.
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Yes the end of an era indeed, and remembered quite fondly :(
 
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I would have watched much much more snooker if murray had commentated on it

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Thanks Ant, that really made me laugh. :lol: :lol:
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My favourite Murray moment:

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It's always sad when someone passes as they'll be somebody's mother, father, brother, sister, etc.... but I'm probably in a very small minority when I say I used to find Walker's F1 commentary intensely irritating.
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